“If I want to understand what moves me, what confuses me, what pains me – everything that makes me react, in short – I have to put it into words. Writing is my only way of absorbing and organizing life.” – Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words

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  1. Hi!

    I happened upon your blog when I was looking into TAPIF on la Réunion. I just found out this week that my contract was renewed to l’Académie de la Réunion! I’m in Poitiers right now trying to muddle through some big life decisions. I spent a good hour reading your posts, you’re an amazing writer. The funniest part is when I discovered that you’re also from Minneapolis! I would love to talk to you more about your experience if you’re willing and able.

    -kalyna

    1. Hey Kaylna,

      Of course, although I recently moved to Olympia, WA, so I don’t think my WordPress profile reflects that. Since we can’t meet up, feel free to contact me at this email with any questions you may have. I’d be glad to be of any help! I hope you like it there. It’s a really beautiful place – breathtaking, and I really appreciate the value of the experience now knowing how rare it is to find oneself in that part of the world.

      Best, Matt

      P.s. where are you from in MN by the way? ________________________________

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